Interview with Dietmar Stefitz, Godfather of Domaining Europe

Dietmar Stefitz, the founder of Domaining Europe, handed the reins to NamesCon last year in Valencia, but he still stays involved. Thank heavens for that, because he brings over a decade of experience in event management to the table. We got hold of him for a quick chat about how domaining on the Continent has […]

Interview with the Leaders of NamesCon and Domaining Europe

As NamesCon Europe 2019 approaches, Ron Jackson of Domain Name Journal chatted with NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin and Head of NamesCon Helga Neumer about how the conference has been evolving and what attendees can expect once they arrive in Cascais, Portugal. Helga has never been one to complain about her workload, in fact the […]

What to Pack for NamesCon Europe 2019

NamesCon Europe 2019 is nearly here—are you ready? Mentally, of course you’re ready to hit the Portuguese seaside, but that’s not what we mean: have you packed the right stuff? Here’s what you’ll need to bring… Get ready to hit the ground running in beautiful Cascais. No tie required. Business cards. Pack a few more […]

NamesCon Europe 2019 Live Domain Auction

For the first time NamesCon Europe will feature a live domain auction at this year’s event in Cascais, brought to us by RightOfTheDot and NameJet. Hundreds of super-premium names will be up for grabs in both the live and extended auctions. Read on to find out how to get involved: your portfolio will thank you […]

Things to See and Do in Cascais and Lisbon

You’ve come to Cascais, Portugal for NamesCon Europe, but there are many reasons to extend your stay. You won’t be alone: Portugal welcomed nearly 13 million tourists in 2018, and tourism injected an estimated €35.2 billion into the country’s economy. (On a related note, the vowel sound “oão” is pronounced like “wow”.) All these visitors […]

Need a Place to Stay in Cascais?

NamesCon Europe is centered at the historic Pestana Cidadela Cascais, but that is by no means your only accommodation option once you hit the Portuguese seaside. There are many hotels ready and waiting for your visit as you arrive for NamesCon Europe 2019. Here is a selection of fine hotels we’ve found—and, yes, we checked: […]

Five Reasons Why You Can’t Miss NamesCon Europe 2019

NamesCon Europe 2019 kicks off on June 20, and if you’re even halfway-serious about the domaining industry, you’ll want to be there. Here’s why. 100% Domain Investor-Relevant Content  While it’s true that heavy hitters from the domain industry’s biggest companies will be there, NamesCon Europe is for the domain investors who bring such vibrant life […]

Getting to Portugal for NamesCon Europe is Easy

You may be wondering, “Are there still flights available to Lisbon in June?” The answer is a resounding Yes! Flight options abound for getting to Lisbon in June, no matter where you’re coming from. We’ve listed a few sample routes for you here, as well as including some useful travel-planning links to help you turn […]

The 12th Annual Domain Industry Awards

The NamesCon team would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s Domain Industry Awards!  The full list of winners includes: Developer of the Year: Michael Cyger, DNAcademy  LinkedIn Blogger of the Year: Elliot Silver, DomainInvesting.com  LinkedIn Registry of the Year: .CLUB Registrar of the Year: GoDaddy Broker of the Year: Dave Evanson, SEDO  […]

HEXONET Boat Cruise: Recap With Photos

We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for the HEXONET Boat Cruise on August 18!  What better way to experience the Vancouver skyline and mountains than an evening cruise through the Burrard Inlet, set to the music of DJ STATN (aka Statton Hammock at Rightside). The MV Harbour Princess made its way up to the glacial […]